The Org Chart Web Part in SharePoint Online

One thing I see frequently in department web sites is some sort of organization chart so that people know who the boss is and who all reports to them. This can be a PDF document, a Visio diagram, or some other cobbled-together image. Now you can add an org chart to your site using the Org Chart web part in SharePoint Online, and it’ll always be up-to-date! Here’s how it works…

Turning off message preview in Microsoft Teams chat notifications

Have you ever been in a situation where someone is looking over your shoulder at your screen, and a chat notification shows up with a message preview you’d have preferred not been seen? Same thing with sharing your screen (and not being in Do Not Disturb mode), and someone sends you “commentary” on someone in the meeting?

Awkward…

Now you can turn off the message preview function in Microsoft Teams chat notifications. Here’s how that works…

Sending a Microsoft Teams conversation item to Outlook

In a perfect world, everyone you need to involve in a chat or channel conversation in Microsoft Teams will be present in that particular Teams workspace (or even in Teams in general). But the world is not perfect, and many people still live in their inbox. If you need to inform someone of a Teams chat or conversation, you can email them a copy of it so that they will know what’s going on. Here’s how you do that…

Cortana Daily Briefing emails

If you have a ton of items on your calendar and in your inbox each morning, it can be a bit overwhelming to sort through things and figure out what needs attention right away. There’s a new feature in Microsoft 365 called the Cortana Daily Briefing email. Here’s what’s going on there…